Author Archives: Rick

The House of Skid Row

An interesting tidbit about our new home – we bought it from the drummer of the 80s metal band, Skid Row! The first clue was when we looked at the house and I thought, “wow, that’s a lot leather jackets” … Continue reading

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Defense of Libertarianism

We’ve been watching the Republican primary closely and there is a polarization of Conservatives against the Libertarian wing. Ron Paul is a poor articulator of libertarian philosophy, so I’d like to give it a shot. Libertarians believe in the principle … Continue reading

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5ive

My boy turns five today. Five is the age where my own memories become clear, and I realize the buffer given to parents to work out the kinks of parenting is over. The buffer of a few years to make … Continue reading

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Day 3

Day 3 went much like day 2. Amelia woke up ready to feed and did close to a full bottle again. She took some solids and more bottles the rest of the day – the amount she swallows continues to … Continue reading

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Day 2: Fasting So She Can Feast

With an army of over 60 prayer warriors so far responding to the challenge of fasting and prayer for Amelia this is a shock and awe campaign! We are overwhelmed as more and more people sign up and the notes … Continue reading

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10 Day Prayer Challenge for Amelia

We are asking special intercession for Amelia over the next 10 days. We would like to cover her with prayer for each meal. On the advice of the Gastroenterologist we will take her off the feeding tube for 10 days … Continue reading

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The TSA is an anti-liberty risk

Let everyone be warned, I am a TSA security risk. A recent CNN article title tells the story: TSA Security looks at people… who complain about TSA security, I’m inclined to do some complaining of my own. First of all, … Continue reading

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Happiness Results

I wrote previously about an interesting website that sends random surveys to track your happiness. I just finished a “happiness cycle” and thought I’d share results I found interesting. 1. Coffee was my second happiest activity Not surprising, but a … Continue reading

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Amelia is coming home

Sometime on Thursday Amelia should be discharged to come home. We’ll still have a long road ahead though. Tube feeding will continue from home for a few months, we will have lots of follow up doctor visits, early intervention therapy … Continue reading

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Christmas 2010, Hospital-ity

Here are some pictures of our make-shift Christmas. Christmas morning we brought the Challies traditional Christmas breakfast and stockings to the hospital. The nurses looked after Amelia so Susanna could come back home for a couple hours of opening gifts … Continue reading

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